Silicon Prairie News

February 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel, the Omaha-based WordPress hosting site for creatives and designers, is spreading the love this Valentine's Day. They're allowing users to share their love for designers that make our world more beautiful. They launched weheartdesigners.com Friday in honor of Valentine's Day where they’ll be aggregating love notes from people who finish the sentence “I <3 designers because….” read more

February 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

St. Louis Time is running out to apply for Arch Grants' annual Global Business Plan Competition, a startup competition that awards $50,000 grants to startups located in St. Louis or those willing to relocate there. Last year the nonprofit ... read more

February 10, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Two Silicon Prairie startups gained national recognition today when Fast Company released its 2014 list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" online. Kansas City's AgLocal... read more

6463_7f72b8d502_small February 8, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Celebrity doppelgänger: During the 2008 Summer Olympics people would think I was Shawn Johnson, especially since I was attending Iowa State at the time and she was from Des Moines... read more

February 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Lincoln's Southeast Community College is celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week with an event on Feb. 19 showcasing its Entrepreneurship Center, located at 285 S. 68th Street. The free, public event will be held from 4:30-6:... read more

February 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It's that time of year again: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's fifth-annual State of Entrepreneurship Address is set for 11 a.m. CST on Feb. 12. The address will be streamed live from the National ... read more

6458_19e00dfcef_small February 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (Guest post by Dan Shipton) When building a company, you may be tempted to seek out partners who solely compliment your skills, or lack thereof. If you aren't a programmer, designer, writer or marketer, you may look for people who are. But choosing a co-founder isn't just a matter of plugging in skill sets—there's more to consider. Because co-founders spend hours [and hours] together and face endless decisions, you should also be on the same page when it comes to philosophy ... read more

February 5, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City ABPathfinder CEO Jeff Blackwood just stepped into two new roles that will build on his startup's vision of helping those with autism. He's been elected as vice president of the Autism Society–The Heartland, the Society's ... read more

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